Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 6  28 Jun 2022
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Lot 83

Starting price: 2000 GBP
Price realized: 2200 GBP
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PF62 BN | George III (1760-1820), pattern Copper Crown, 1820, engraved by Jean Pierre Droz after the Monneron Brothers pattern of 1792, Hercules seated attempting to break a fasces across his left knee, with lion skin and club behind by base of a Doric column, shoreline and see to right with three boats sailing, date with two laurel branches tied beneath in exergue, legend above, VIS VNITATE FORTIOR, toothed border around rim both sides, rev. struck en medaille, crowned quartered shield of arms, legend surrounding, DEVS ET TVTAMEN., edge plain (Bull 2059 R2; ESC 244; L&S 212). A few spots on obverse, has been graded by NGC as PF62 BN, though we note on two previous appearances at auction it was previously graded by PCGS and NGC as PF64 and PF64BN respectively; NGC show three examples of which this coin appears twice at 62 and 64 level, therefore one other has been graded at 63; we note PCGS has graded three pieces all finer of which this coin is one of the examples listed at 64.

NGC certification 4864282-004.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "United strength is stronger" and on the reverse "An ornament and a safeguard."

Ex Ira and Larry Goldberg, Auction 34, 5th February 2006, lot 2716 as PCGS PF64
Ex Heritage 6th September 2012, lot 24056 as NGC PF64 BN
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